January 12, 2009 Subject:
This is an interesting snapshot of the Pumpkins' evolution on the way from being a Cure-influenced 80s band to the psychedelic rock of Gish.
This is the only known live recording of two songs, Alabaster and Psychodelic, the former being an interesting early example of the dynamic range the Pumpkins were later known for. The two cover songs highlight the extremes of the set: Venus in Furs is a droning, dreamy version showing the Pumpkins' range, while Cinnamon Girl is adequately executed but perhaps unnecessary and ill-advised.
The sound quality is unfortunately rather poor. The recording sounds like it was made in the back of the upper balcony and the left stereo channel appears to be an oddly EQ'd, possibly noise reduced version of the right channel.
July 2, 2007 Subject: